GDOE Grab-N-Go school meals program to set limits starting Monday

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Every weekday, dozens of cars line up outside of the 12 designated distribution sites to receive meals comprised of anything from chicken nuggets to pizza with a side of fruit and milk.

In an effort to improve the Guam Department of Education Grab-N-Go school meal distribution program, a meal limit of 10 per vehicle, and 5 meals per walker, will be implemented beginning Monday, April 6.

Walkers will be able to receive meals beginning at 11:30 a.m., while regular meal distribution will be from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.

Earlier this week, the program also expanded to include breakfast and an additional distribution site at Maria Ulloa Elementary School. This brings the total number of distribution sites to 12.

School officials have also been working with GDOE outreach staff and mayors to aid in the distribution of meals to families without a means of transportation.

GDOE asks the community for continued patience as it continually works to improve the school meals program. GDOE will also be increasing the number of meals prepared each day to accommodate the increasing demand.

The GDOE Grab-N-Go School Meals program launched last Monday, March 23. Since then, roughly 170,000 school meals have been distributed to students and families.

The program offers no-cost meals to all children ages 18 and under, including children from public, private and DODEA schools.

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